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Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

Online magazine of opinion. By University of Tennessee College of Law professor Glenn Reynolds.

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/
Rank this Week: 1

DealBook

DealBook

Covers mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, IPOs, private equity, hedge funds, venture capital and law. From The New York Times.

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/
Rank this Week: 2

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

Provides liberal coverage of crime-related political and injustice news.

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Jan 18

    Obama's Final News Conference

    Obama's Final News Conference
    President Obama gives his final press conference. Most of the West Wing staff is will move out tomorrow. Obama's approval ratings are now very high. The UnPresident Elect's are the lowest of an incoming President in 4 decades. …
  • Jan 17

    Down to the Wire for Two Gitmo Detainee

    Down to the Wire for Two Gitmo Detainee
    Ten more Guantanamo detainees have been transferred. They were accepted by Oman. (I don't think they are Oman citizens, as the Oman Government's press release refers to them being accepted for temporary residence on a humanitarian…
  • Jan 17

    Obama Commutes Chelsea Manning Sentence (And 200 Plus More)

    Obama Commutes Chelsea Manning Sentence (And 200 Plus More)
    President Obama has commuted the sentence of Chelsea Manning. Manning will only have to serve four more months --She will be freed May 17. Manning was one of 273 people granted clemency or pardons today, according to the White House. …
Rank this Week: 3

Above the Law

Above the Law

A legal tabloid that provides news and gossip about the profession's colorful personalities and powerful institutions, as well as original commentary on breaking legal developments.

http://abovethelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 4

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Covers mortgage fraud information, fraud schemes and indictments. By Rachel Dollar.

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Jan 15

    Former Newspaper Publisher Indicted in $10M Mortgage Fraud

    Former Newspaper Publisher Indicted in $10M Mortgage Fraud
    Marco Laureti, 45, Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, and Felix Mostelac, 44, Miami Beach, Florida, were charged by Indictment with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud affecting a financial institution, and multiple counts of wire…
  • Jan 14

    Accountant Sentenced to Two Years in Maryland Straw Buyer Scheme

    Accountant Sentenced to Two Years in Maryland Straw Buyer Scheme
    Cecil Sylvester Chester, 70, Mitchellville, Maryland was sentenced to two years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for a mortgage fraud scheme involving the fraudulent purchase of seven properties in…
  • Jan 13

    Jury Finds California Woman Guilty of Making False Statements on Loan Application

    Jury Finds California Woman Guilty of Making False Statements on Loan Application
    Dianna F. Woods, 59, Citrus Heights, California, was found guilty after a four–day trial, a federal jury found day of four counts of making false statements on loan applications. According to evidence presented at trial, Woods was a…
Rank this Week: 5

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Jan 18

    Charlotte Law School To File Teach-Out Plan With ABA To Protect Students As School Shuts Down

    Charlotte Law School To File Teach-Out Plan With ABA To Protect Students As School Shuts Down
    Following up on my previous posts (links below): ABA Journal, Teach-Out Plan for Charlotte School of Law in the Works: Charlotte School of Law will file a teach-out plan, which the council of the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and…
  • Jan 18

    Rostain Presents Lessons From The Tax Shelter Wars At University Of British Columbia

    Rostain Presents Lessons From The Tax Shelter Wars At University Of British Columbia
    Tanina Rostain (Georgetown) delivered the J. Donald Mawhinney Lectureship in Professional Ethics at the University of British Columbia Allard School of Law on Lessons from the Tax Shelter Wars: Tax Advice, Organizational Wrongdoing, and…
  • Jan 18

    Call For Proposals: Association For Mid-Career Tax Law Professor

    Call For Proposals: Association For Mid-Career Tax Law Professor
    The Association for Mid-Career Tax Law Professors (“AMT”) has issued a Call for Proposals: The AMT organizing committee — Jennifer Bird-Pollan (Kentucky), Miranda Fleischer (San Diego), Will Foster (Arkansas), Brian Galle (Georgetown),…
Rank this Week: 6

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • May 10

    AZ - Derek Logue on Dr Drew, 4 May 2016

    AZ - Derek Logue on Dr Drew, 4 May 2016
    Video Description: The topic for this show was the Arizona teen who was facing 69 counts of indecent exposure over a high school yearbook photo prank. (NOTE: The day after this show aired, ALL charges against this teen were dropped and not…
  • May 10

    CA - Ending a personal obligation to register as a sex offender

    CA - Ending a personal obligation to register as a sex offender
    Description: Attorney Stephen Klarich explains everything you need to know about ending a personal obligation to register as a sex offender, and how an experienced sex crimes attorney can help. YouTube Playlist© 2006-2014, Sex Offender…
  • Feb 4

    Lost

    Lost
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By PF: I have recently been convicted of a sex crime and have decided to take the plea bargain of 18-36 months of probation and registry to…
Rank this Week: 7

Current Awareness Weblog

Current Awareness Weblog

Covers England and Wales case law, legislation, and legal news. From the Inner Temple Library.

http://www.innertemplelibrary.com/
  • Jan 18

    Susskind: Parliament should adopt advanced IT for lawmaking – Legal Future

    Susskind: Parliament should adopt advanced IT for lawmaking – Legal Future
    ‘Parliament could harness the power of technology to provide a system to lawmakers that gives them the ability to test speculatively the knock-on effects of legislative changes while they are considering bills, according to IT guru…
  • Jan 18

    Is it time for embryo research rules to be changed? – BBC New

    Is it time for embryo research rules to be changed? – BBC New
    ‘Experts are renewing calls to allow experiments on embryos beyond 14 days of development, saying it would drive medical breakthroughs.’ Full story BBC News, 17th January 2017 Source: www.bbc.co.uk
  • Jan 18

    Does the current rail dispute justify yet more reform to strike legislation? – OUT-LAW.com

    Does the current rail dispute justify yet more reform to strike legislation? – OUT-LAW.com
    ‘With amendments to toughen up trade union legislation waiting in the wings, rushing through yet more changes in response to recent rail strikes would likely only further polarise relations between employers and unions.’ Full…
Rank this Week: 8

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

By Eugene Volokh, Dale Carpenter, David Kopel, David Bernstein, David Post, Erik Jaffe, Ilya Somin, Jim Lindgren, Jonathan Adler, Kevan Choset, Orin Kerr, Randy Barnett, Russell Korobkin, Sasha Volokh, Stuart Benjamin, Todd Zywicki & Tyler Cowen.

http://www.volokh.com/
  • Jan 18

    [Orin Kerr] Justice Frankfurter speak

    [Orin Kerr] Justice Frankfurter speak
    The Harvard Law Library recently posted a neat 46-minute interview of Justice Felix Frankfurter from the early 1960s. Frankfurter, who is interviewed by Professor Paul Freund, speaks about legal education, the role of lawyers and the…
  • Jan 18

    [Orin Kerr] Minnesota court on the Fifth Amendment and compelling fingerprints to unlock a phone

    [Orin Kerr] Minnesota court on the Fifth Amendment and compelling fingerprints to unlock a phone
    A few months ago I wrote a long post, “The Fifth Amendment and Touch ID,” on whether and how the Fifth Amendment applies when the government seeks to compel a smartphone user to unlock his phone using the fingerprint sensor.…
  • Jan 18

    [Ilya Somin] Upcoming speaking engagement

    [Ilya Somin] Upcoming speaking engagement
    For readers who may be interested, here are my upcoming speaking engagements over the next few weeks. Some are based on my book Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Smaller Government is Smarter, recently published in a much-revised and…
Rank this Week: 9

Real Estate Law Blog

Real Estate Law Blog

Includes news, cases and commentary on real estate and property law in New York and nationwide. By Newman Ferrara LLP.

http://www.nyrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Jan 18

    WHO PROVES DISCRIMINATION IN A PLEADING?

    WHO PROVES DISCRIMINATION IN A PLEADING?
    Discriminatory Property Tax Case Dismissed Image Credit: nyc.gov Tenant alleged that the City’s allocation of the property tax burden violated due process and equal protection. Ernest Robinson sought declaratory and injunctive…
  • Jan 18

    LIKING THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE

    LIKING THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE
    Americans' Support for Electoral College Rises Sharply by Art Swift Story Highlights 47% want to keep Electoral College, up from 35% in 2011 Republicans shift decisively in favor of Electoral College Most Americans…
  • Jan 18

    DOES PATIENT SATISFACTION REALLY MATTER?

    DOES PATIENT SATISFACTION REALLY MATTER?
    Is patient satisfaction relevant? Plastic surgeons call for better rating tools Wolters Kluwer Health Patient satisfaction has become an important quality measure in the US healthcare system. But some plastic surgeons question the value…
Rank this Week: 10

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

Covers constitutional theory, feminist legal theory, law and economics, normative legal theory and more. By University of Illinois Professor Lawrence B. Solum.

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Jan 18

    Mullenix on Policing Non-Class Aggregate Settlement

    Mullenix on Policing Non-Class Aggregate Settlement
    Linda S. Mullenix (University of Texas School of Law) has posted Policing Non-Class Aggregate Settlements: Empowering Judges Through the All Writs Act (Review of Litigation, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Commentators have…
  • Jan 18

    Green on Constitutional Truthmaker

    Green on Constitutional Truthmaker
    Christopher R. Green (University of Mississippi - School of Law) has posted Constitutional Truthmakers on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Many disputes in constitutional theory—in particular, disputes over forms of originalism and…
  • Jan 18

    Two Books by Solove on Privacy

    Two Books by Solove on Privacy
    Daniel J. Solove (George Washington) has posted two monographs on SSRN. Here are descriptions: The Digital Person: Technology and Privacy in the Information Age (NYU Press (2004)): THE DIGITAL PERSON: TECHNOLOGY AND PRIVACY IN THE INFORMATION…
Rank this Week: 11

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

Covers legal news. From the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Jan 18

    DOJ files lawsuit against New York City for denying job to HIV positive applicant

    DOJ files lawsuit against New York City for denying job to HIV positive applicant
    The US Department of Justice [official website] (DOJ) filed a lawsuit [complaint, PDF] on Tuesday against New York City [official website] for revoking the offer of an emergency dispatch position because the applicant was HIV positive. The…
  • Jan 18

    Secret Service settles discrimination lawsuit with black agent

    Secret Service settles discrimination lawsuit with black agent
    [JURIST] The US Secret Service [official website] agreed to a $24 million settlement [text, PDF] with 10 black agents who accused the agency of racial discrimination in a 2000 federal lawsuit. The agents accused the Secret Service of…
  • Jan 18

    HRW: disabled Greece refugees lack basic service

    HRW: disabled Greece refugees lack basic service
    [JURIST] Disabled refugees in Greece are not given access to adequate living conditions and medical care, reported [report] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] Wednesday. Although the EU has provided significant funding to the Greek…
Rank this Week: 12

Sustainability Counsel

Sustainability Counsel

Covers renewable energy, green technology, green building, climate change, and financial incentives.

http://sustainability-counsel.com
  • Jul 28

    What to Know Before Hiring a Divorce Lawyer

    What to Know Before Hiring a Divorce Lawyer
      Many people get married but not everyone remains in this situation. Some decide to get a divorce for different reasons – they don’t get along or simply they don’t like being married anymore. No matter the reason,…
  • Feb 7

    All Good Things Must Come To An End

    All Good Things Must Come To An End
    As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end, and our blog is no different.  We have enjoyed nearly four years of blogging, but now it’s time to turn our attention to new endeavors and new outlets. … Continue…
  • Dec 20

    LEED® Certification Milestone

    LEED® Certification Milestone
    Read more about an important milestone for LEED®. Hannah Dowd McPhelin, Esq.  Filed under: Green Building Tagged: Green Building, LEED®, Sustainability Practices, USGBC
Rank this Week: 13

Law Blog

Law Blog

Covers law and business and the business of law. By the Wall Street Journal.

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
  • Jan 18

    Land of Milk Money: Dairy Consumers Cash in on Class-Action Settlement

    Land of Milk Money: Dairy Consumers Cash in on Class-Action Settlement
    Got milk? If the answer is yes, you might be owed a little pocket cash. Lactose-tolerant Americans are cashing in on a class-action settlement from a milk price-fixing lawsuit. It’s not a lot of money; at the moment, under $20. But…
  • Jan 13

    E.U. Starts to Ponder Whether Future Robots Could Have Legal Right

    E.U. Starts to Ponder Whether Future Robots Could Have Legal Right
    The idea a Roomba possessing legal rights may be preposterous. But as robots get smarter and more human-like, the question of recognizing the legal status of “electronic persons” could be taken more seriously. At least in…
  • Jan 13

    AM Roundup: New Scrutiny of Clinton Probe

    AM Roundup: New Scrutiny of Clinton Probe
    Law Blog rounds up the morning’s legal news: Comey’s call:  The Justice Department’s inspector general launched an investigation into how the head of the FBI and his deputy handled probes into Democratic presidential…
Rank this Week: 14

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 15

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

By Kevin R. Johnson, Bill O. Hing and Rose Cuison Villazor.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Jan 18

    Maeve in America Podcast

    Maeve in America Podcast
    With all this talk about wall building, bad hombres and refugees as Skittles, comedian Maeve Higgins is beyond ready to change the conversation around immigration. She's traveled all the way here from Ireland to bring you funny, beautiful and…
  • Jan 18

    Analysis of the Supreme Court Oral Argument in Lynch v. Dimaya

    Analysis of the Supreme Court Oral Argument in Lynch v. Dimaya
    Here is my analysis of the oral argument yesterday in Lynch v. Dimaya for SCOUTSBlog. Edwin S. Kneedler, Deputy Solicitor General (Art Lien) E. Joshua Rosenkranz (Art Lien) KJ Related articles Audio of Oral Argument before the Fifth Circuit…
  • Jan 18

    From the Bookshelves: Fragomen on Immigration Fundamentals (Fifth Edition)

    From the Bookshelves: Fragomen on Immigration Fundamentals (Fifth Edition)
    Offering in-depth coverage of bedrock immigration legislation, the latest federal standards, and pivotal court decisions, Fragomen on Immigration Fundamentals (Fifth Edition) gives you the legal knowledge to work more efficiently with…
Rank this Week: 16

Althouse

Althouse

Covers the law and news. From University of Wisconsin Law Professor Ann Althouse.

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 17

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
  • Jan 17

    Programming note

    Programming note
    Programming note: The 2017 Appellate Judges Education Institute Summit will take place in Long Beach, California in November 2017. And tomorrow evening and Thursday morning, the AJEI's Education Committee will meet in Long Beach to plan the…
  • Jan 17

    "Liberal U.S. justices hit debt collector's business practices"

    "Liberal U.S. justices hit debt collector's business practices"
    "Liberal U.S. justices hit debt collector's business practices": Lawrence Hurley of Reuters has this report. You can access at this link the transcript of today's U.S. Supreme Court oral argument in Midland Funding, LLC v. Johnson, No.…
  • Jan 17

    "Did U.S. Supreme Court just boost hopes for N.J. sports betting?"

    "Did U.S. Supreme Court just boost hopes for N.J. sports betting?"
    "Did U.S. Supreme Court just boost hopes for N.J. sports betting?" Brent Johnson of NJ.com has this report. Andrew Chung of Reuters reports that "U.S. top court asks Trump team for New Jersey sports betting views." And David Porter of The…
Rank this Week: 18

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
Rank this Week: 19

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Jeffrey M. Hirsch, Marcia L. McCormick, Paul M. Secunda, Charles A. Sullivan and Richard Bales.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Jan 16

    Sperino on the Karlo ADEA Case

    Sperino on the Karlo ADEA Case
    On her blog, Friend of the Court, Sandra Sperino discusses the new Third Circuit decision in Karlo v. Pittsburgh Glass Works. In that case, the Third Circuit held that the ADEA permits "subgroup" disparate impact claims--that is,…
  • Jan 13

    Supreme Court to Review D.R. Horton Rule

    Supreme Court to Review D.R. Horton Rule
    Today, the Supreme Court announced that it would review the NLRB's D.R. Horton rule, which concludes that employment class action waivers can violate Section 8(a)(1) of the NLRA. The Court consolidated a group of cases under review that we…
  • Jan 12

    Public Input Period Now Open for Harassment Guidance

    Public Input Period Now Open for Harassment Guidance
    The EEOC just announced that the public input period is now open for its proposed Anti-Harassment Guidance. The guidance is available here, and the input period ends on February 9, 2017. From the press release: "The public is invited…
Rank this Week: 20

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Jan 18

    What Drives Effective Competition in the Airline Industry? An Empirical Model of City-Pair Market Concentration

    What Drives Effective Competition in the Airline Industry? An Empirical Model of City-Pair Market Concentration
    Marcus V. R. Oliveira, Aeronautics Institute of Technology and Alessandro V. M. Oliveira, Aeronautics Institute of Technology ask What Drives Effective Competition in the Airline Industry? An Empirical Model of City-Pair Market Concentration.…
  • Jan 18

    Competition, Barriers to Entry and Inclusive Growth: Agro-Processing

    Competition, Barriers to Entry and Inclusive Growth: Agro-Processing
    Phumzile Ncube, Centre for Competition, Regulation & Economic Development (CCRED), Maria Nkhonjera, Centre for Competition, Regulation & Economic Development (CCRED), Tamara Paremoer, Centre for Competition, Regulation & Economic…
  • Jan 18

    Attempts to Monopolize --- An American Anomaly

    Attempts to Monopolize --- An American Anomaly
    Barry Hawk, Fordham describes Attempts to Monopolize --- An American Anomaly. ABSTRACT: The attempt provision is based on the criminalization of Section 2 which is now recognized as no longer appropriate. The attempt provision fills no…
Rank this Week: 21

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jan 18

    Article on Trusts & Estate Law Update

    Article on Trusts & Estate Law Update
    Benjamin Orzeske recently published an Article entitled, Uniform Law Updates, 31 Probate & Property 10 (Jan/Feb 2017). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: Uniform Laws Update provides information on uniform and model state laws…
  • Jan 18

    Thieves Demand Ransom to Return Remains Back to Family

    Thieves Demand Ransom to Return Remains Back to Family
    A California family was recently forced to pay $5,000 to get their son’s remains back. Their son lost his battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma back in 2011, but his ashes remained in a locked safe. In December 2016, the family discovered...
  • Jan 17

    Article on the Role of Trust Protector

    Article on the Role of Trust Protector
    Andrew T. Huber recently published an Article entitled, Trust Protectors: The Role Continues to Evolve, 3 Probate & Property 28 (Jan/Feb 2017). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: The trust protector’s role is relatively new…
Rank this Week: 22

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

By University of Toledo College of Law Professor Howard M. Friedman.

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 18

    In SCOTUS Oral Argument On Trademark Law, Blasphemy Becomes Relevant

    In SCOTUS Oral Argument On Trademark Law, Blasphemy Becomes Relevant
    The U.S. Supreme Court today heard oral arguments in Lee v. Tam (transcript of full oral argument).  At issue is whether the disparagement provision in the Lanham Act is an unconstitutional restriction on speech. The statute…
  • Jan 18

    City Removes Cross From Park To Settle Lawsuit

    City Removes Cross From Park To Settle Lawsuit
    A settlement has effectively been reached in Freedom From Religion Foundation v. City of Santa Clara, a suit challenging a cross on city owned property in Santa Clara, California. (See prior posting.) The cross was originally donated in…
  • Jan 18

    Trump To Be Sworn In On Family Bible and Lincoln Bible

    Trump To Be Sworn In On Family Bible and Lincoln Bible
    According to Religion News Service, at his inauguration this Friday, Donald Trump will take the oath of office on two Bibles-- his family Bible given to him by his mother in 1955 when he graduated Sunday school, and the Lincoln Bible borrowed…
Rank this Week: 23

The Indiana Law Blog

The Indiana Law Blog

Covers Indiana law, as well as interesting developments in law and government. By Marcia Oddi.

http://indianalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 24

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

By Professors Dan Markel, Ethan J. Leib, Rob Howse, Paul Horwitz, Rick Garnett, Matt Bodie, Steve Vladeck and Orly Lobel.

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Jan 18

    Now that some law schools are really closing, what will make other universities pull the trigger?

    Now that some law schools are really closing, what will make other universities pull the trigger?
    After years of speculation, law schools are actually closing and that is big news. Most saliently, Indiana Tech announced that its law school will close at the end of this academic year at a loss of $20 million (here), a story the National…
  • Jan 18

    What Vets Know That Physicians Don't?

    What Vets Know That Physicians Don't?
    Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, M.D., is a cardiologist who has made a name for herself as a thoughtful observer of both veterinarians and the veterinary patients whose heart cases she occasionally consults on. It is not entirely surprising that…
  • Jan 18

    Donald Trump and civil procedure

    Donald Trump and civil procedure
    Donald Trump undoubtedly hates procedure, because it may interfere with his focus on substantive ends (unless procedure furthers his substantive ends--see College, Electoral). But all the litigation surrounding Trump and his businesses can be…
Rank this Week: 25

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

Covers the Supreme Court of the United States. By Bloomberg Law.

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Jan 18

    Argument analysis: Six-justice court sympathetic to government in detainee case

    Argument analysis: Six-justice court sympathetic to government in detainee case
    When Acting Solicitor General Ian Gershengorn took the lectern today in Ziglar v. Abbasi, he attempted to paint a portrait of déjà vu all over again. The three consolidated cases before the Supreme Court today were brought by a…
  • Jan 18

    Argument analysis: Is the statutory phrase “crime of violence” in the immigration laws void for vagueness?

    Argument analysis: Is the statutory phrase “crime of violence” in the immigration laws void for vagueness?
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Lynch v. Dimaya, a criminal-removal case. The court has taken up several of these in recent years, including Esquivel-Quintana v. Lynch, which the justices will hear next month. Unlike some…
  • Jan 18

    Argument transcript

    Argument transcript
    The transcript in Lee v. Tam is here; the transcript in Ziglar v. Abbasi is here. The post Argument transcripts appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Rank this Week: 26

Legal Scholarship Blog

Legal Scholarship Blog

Features law-related calls for papers, conferences and workshops. From the Ohio State Moritz College of Law, University of Georgia School of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law and University of Washington School of Law.

http://legalscholarshipblog.com
  • Jan 18

    Colloquia/Workshop

    Colloquia/Workshop
    Emory University School of Law Ann Woolhandler, University of Virginia School of Law, presents today her paper entitled Adverse Interests and Article III. No paper publicly available. University of Georgia Law...
  • Jan 11

    Colloquia/Workshop

    Colloquia/Workshop
    Emory University School of Law Alexandra Lahav, University of Connecticut School of Law, presents today her paper entitled The Disintegration of Procedure. No paper publicly available. Vanderbilt University Law School Margo...
  • Jan 9

    Commonwealth Law Conference – Melbourne, Australia

    Commonwealth Law Conference – Melbourne, Australia
    The Commonwealth Lawyers Association will host its 20th Commonwealth Law Conference on Mar. 20-24, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. The theme of the conference will be “Thriving in a global world: building on...
Rank this Week: 27

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

Covers best practices in the criminal justice system. By Steve Hall.

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Nov 14

    Renewed Push for Abolition in Delaware

    Renewed Push for Abolition in Delaware
    "Efforts to Repeal Death Penalty Begin Again With New Delaware Legislature," is by Shana O'Malley of WHYY-FM NewsWorks, via NBC Philadelphia. Supporters of ending capital punishment in Delaware are gearing up for another attempt to have a…
  • Nov 13

    An Update on the Case of Justin Wolfe

    An Update on the Case of Justin Wolfe
    Slate posts, "Why Is Justin Wolfe Still in Prison?" It's by Dahlia Lithwick. A few years back, I wrote about prosecutorial misconduct in the Northern Virginia capital murder trial of Justin Wolfe. The case was one of several in the...
  • Nov 12

    An Infographic on Scott Panetti's Case

    An Infographic on Scott Panetti's Case
    This infographic touches on several issues in Scott Panetti's case in a visual fashion: Earlier coverage of Scott Panetti's case begins at the link. All prior coverage is in the Scott Panetti category index. The Supreme Court established…
Rank this Week: 28

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jan 18

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII
    Each Wednesday we tell you which three English-language cases and which French-language case have been the most viewed* on CanLII and we give you a small sense of what the cases are about. For this last week: 1. Jane Doe 464533 v N.D., 2017…
  • Jan 18

    The Magic Ingredient

    The Magic Ingredient
    What makes CLEBC publications so popular with BC lawyers? There’s no doubt our talented editorial and production staff make a great contribution, but I believe the magic ingredient is the combined wisdom of our excellent authors and…
  • Jan 17

    How to Print Without Shame

    How to Print Without Shame
    The paperless-office religion probably makes you uncomfortable. The preacher says kill the paper, printing is a sin. Don’t fret. Here is why you should not be ashamed to print. I write this for lawyers, and I am not…
Rank this Week: 29

The Am Law Daily

The Am Law Daily

Covers legal business news, analysis and intelligence. From The American Lawyer.

http://amlawdaily.typepad.com/amlawdaily/
  • May 4

    The Am Law Daily Has a New Home

    The Am Law Daily Has a New Home
    If you're looking for news about the business of law as practiced by the biggest, wealthiest law firms in the United States and the rest of the world, and stories about the lawyers who work at those firms, please visit the newly redesigned Am…
  • Apr 23

    Linklaters, Herbert Smith Advise on $1.7 Billion Vodafone Deal

    Linklaters, Herbert Smith Advise on $1.7 Billion Vodafone Deal
    The British mobile phone service provider will acquire business telecommunications company Cable & Wireless Worldwide.
  • Apr 23

    Mayer Brown Helps Nestle Whip Up $11.9 Billion Baby Formula Deal

    Mayer Brown Helps Nestle Whip Up $11.9 Billion Baby Formula Deal
    Nestle will acquire pharmaceutical giant Pfizer's infant nutrition business to expand its own global presence in the formula market. Mayer Brown, Skadden, Clifford Chance, and DLA Piper all have roles on the transaction.
Rank this Week: 30

IPKat

IPKat

Covers copyright, patent, trade mark and privacy/confidentiality issues from a UK and European perspective.

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 18

    Around the IP Blogs!

    Around the IP Blogs!
    This kitten is delighted to bring you the highlights of some IP blogs! Carefully selecting some IP blogs!Marie-Andree Weiss of The 1709 Blog discusses the Paramount Pictures Corp. v. Axanar Productions, Inc. case (2:15-cv-09938-RGK-E),…
  • Jan 18

    Never Too Late: If you missed the IPKat last week!

    Never Too Late: If you missed the IPKat last week!
    New Year New Cat Too busy working on those new year’s resolutions to keep up with IPKat this week? No problem – here is the 130th edition of Never Too Late.Book review: Maintenance time and the industry development of…
  • Jan 17

    BGH: to cease means to recall

    BGH: to cease means to recall
    We would like to bring the attention of our German Readers a recent decision (published 13 January 2017) of the Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof, BGH) with far-reaching implications for practitioners. In essence, the BGH held…
Rank this Week: 31

beSpacific

beSpacific

Features law, marketing, Internet legal resources and technology news. By Sabrina I. Pacifici.

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Jan 18

    Obama Administration Digital Transition – Continuing to Follow Officials on Social Media

    Obama Administration Digital Transition – Continuing to Follow Officials on Social Media
    “Over the past eight years, the President, the First Lady, and the Obama White House have used social media and technology to engage with people around the country and the world on the most important issues of our time. From the very…
  • Jan 18

    Welcome to the new CIA Freedom of Information Act Electronic Reading Room

    Welcome to the new CIA Freedom of Information Act Electronic Reading Room
    “The CIA’s declassified database is now online. Thanks to a MuckRock lawsuit and Mike Best’s diligence, you can now read over 13 million pages of Agency records – Back in December, we wrote about how the CIA would be…
  • Jan 17

    EPA released its annual Toxics Release Inventory

    EPA released its annual Toxics Release Inventory
    “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today its annual Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) National Analysis, which shows releases of toxic chemicals into the air fell 56% from 2005-2015 at industrial facilities submitting data to the…
Rank this Week: 32

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

Blogging resources, ideas and news for law firm bloggers. By Kevin O'Keefe.

http://kevin.lexblog.com/
  • Jan 18

    Fake news on Facebook will not be a problem for lawyers and the American public

    Fake news on Facebook will not be a problem for lawyers and the American public
    There has been a lot of discussion of late about fake news on Facebook. Some folks believe fake news affected the outcome of the presidential election. One law professor recently told me that most of the stuff on Facebook was …
  • Jan 12

    Legal tech companies make selling to law firms tough on themselve

    Legal tech companies make selling to law firms tough on themselve
    Many legal tech companies bemoan the difficulties of selling technology to law firms when law firms are so far behind the times. In reality, it’s the legal technology companies which make it tough on themselves by using outdated…
  • Jan 9

    Eloquent and easy blogging software offered as a service

    Eloquent and easy blogging software offered as a service
    The popular publishing platform, Medium announced last week that it was laying off one third of its employees and closing two if its three offices. As expected, the news has generated a lot of discussion. Particularly interesting for LexBlog…
Rank this Week: 33

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Jan 14

    Soon to be a Major Motion Picture

    Soon to be a Major Motion Picture
    David Weinberger has a theory: My conspiracy theory: The purported dossier on Trump says the Russians have been cultivating him for five years. Suppose they were pressuring him to run. As a true patriot, Trump knew how disastrous it would…
  • Jan 12

    The New Tilt Against China

    The New Tilt Against China
    Surely someone has noted by now that the first corollary of a putative Trump tilt towards Putin’s Russia is a tilt against China?  For just as Kissinger and Nixon opened relations with China as a counterweight to the USSR, so…
  • Jan 12

    Foreign-Born American

    Foreign-Born American
    I live in a place where 51.7% of the population was born in another country. But I know that is not typical. I had in fact vaguely imagined that in much of the rest of the US the overall fraction … Continue reading → The post…
Rank this Week: 34

New York Supreme Court Criminal…

New York Supreme Court Criminal Term Library

News and information gateway to web based services provided by the New York State Supreme Court Criminal Term Library in New York County.

http://crimlawlib.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 35

Threat Level

Threat Level

Covers privacy, crime and security online. From Wired News.

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Apr 14

    Researchers Cracked Microsoft and Google’s Shortened URLs To Spy On People

    Researchers Cracked Microsoft and Google’s Shortened URLs To Spy On People
    They were even able to identify a young woman who'd sought Google Maps directions to a Planned Parenthood clinic. The post Researchers Cracked Microsoft and Google's Shortened URLs To Spy On People appeared first on WIRED.
  • Apr 14

    A Scheme to Encrypt the Entire Web Is Actually Working

    A Scheme to Encrypt the Entire Web Is Actually Working
    The non-profit certificate authority Let's Encrypt is enabling a sea change toward HTTPS encryption online. The post A Scheme to Encrypt the Entire Web Is Actually Working appeared first on WIRED.
  • Apr 13

    Matthew Keys Sentenced to Two Years for Aiding Anonymou

    Matthew Keys Sentenced to Two Years for Aiding Anonymou
    The former Tribune Company employee was convicted of giving Anonymous information that helped hackers access an LA Times server and alter a headline. The post Matthew Keys Sentenced to Two Years for Aiding Anonymous appeared first on WIRED.
Rank this Week: 36

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
  • Jan 18

    Caplan from Ohio State to Kansa

    Caplan from Ohio State to Kansa
    Ben Caplan (metaphysics), Professor of Philosophy at Ohio State University, has accepted a senior offer from the Department of Philosophy at the University of Kansas, where he begins this fall.
  • Jan 18

    NEH names philosopher Martha Nussbaum the 2017 Jefferson Lecturer in the Humanitie

    NEH names philosopher Martha Nussbaum the 2017 Jefferson Lecturer in the Humanitie
    The NEH press release is here. Will President Trump attend? One doubts it! ADDENDUM: A list of past Jefferson Lecturers--I see only three previous philosophers (Sidney Hook, Leszek Kolakowski, and Stephen Toulmin). Republican Administrations…
  • Jan 18

    Woman who accused Trump of sexual assault and whom Trump then called a "liar" now suing him for defamation

    Woman who accused Trump of sexual assault and whom Trump then called a "liar" now suing him for defamation
    This is a welcome development. Trump's lawyers will argue that this is a matter of "public interest," so the standard for a defamation action to proceed is that Trump spoke with "actual malice," i.e., without any regard for the truth...
Rank this Week: 37

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Jan 18

    FAN 138 (First Amendment News) Forthcoming book: “Unsafe Space: The Crisis of Free Speech on Campus”

    FAN 138 (First Amendment News) Forthcoming book: “Unsafe Space: The Crisis of Free Speech on Campus”
    A call to arms for studnets and academics who want to turn the tide on campus censorship — Nadine Strossen  Seattle. He is the  deputy editor at Spiked, a British Internet magazine focusing on politics, culture and…
  • Jan 17

    Is the Present House Apportionment Unconstitutional?

    Is the Present House Apportionment Unconstitutional?
    I’m going to begin a series of posts about my next project, which will examine the Reapportionment Act of 1929; a critically important statute that fixes the size of the House of Representatives at 435 and delegates the reapportionment…
  • Jan 13

    The Clay Feet of Qualified Immunity Doctrine

    The Clay Feet of Qualified Immunity Doctrine
    I want to draw your attention to an important new paper by Will Baude on the flawed legal  foundations of qualified immunity doctrine. The paper lucidly explains that the Supreme Court’s explanations for why 42 U.S.C. Section…
Rank this Week: 38

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Jan 16

    A New Blog About Fashion and Law, From Two Canadian Law Student

    A New Blog About Fashion and Law, From Two Canadian Law Student
    Two Osgoode Hall law students, Saba Samarian and Alessia Monastero, have launched a fashion law blog, Unprecedentedly Chic. It's aimed at the non-lawyer who wants to understand legal issues that have an impact on fashion and related…
  • Jan 11

    Buzzfeed Publishes Original Memos Concerning Allegations Re Trump and Russia

    Buzzfeed Publishes Original Memos Concerning Allegations Re Trump and Russia
    Buzzfeed's decision to publish memos including unverified information regarding personal and financial information relating to President-Elect Donald Trump has caused some reaction among journalists. Here, a story from CNN, here a piece from…
  • Jan 10

    Peukert on An EU Related Right for Press Publishers Concerning Digital Use

    Peukert on An EU Related Right for Press Publishers Concerning Digital Use
    Alexander Peukert, Goethe University Frankfurt, Faculty of Law, Cluster of Excellence Normative Orders, has published An EU Related Right for Press Publishers Concerning Digital Uses. A Legal Analysis as Research Paper of the Faculty of Law,…
Rank this Week: 39

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Jan 17

    Introducing Christy Shucksmith

    Introducing Christy Shucksmith
    It is our great pleasure to introduce our new IntLawGrrls contributor Dr Christy Shucksmith! Christy is a Senior Lecturer at Lincoln Law School, University of Lincoln. Christy is the co-founder of the Conflict and Disasters Research…
  • Jan 17

    Write On! Spaces and Places of the Journey to the UK: Assessing the Legal Framework for People Fleeing Conflict

    Write On! Spaces and Places of the Journey to the UK: Assessing the Legal Framework for People Fleeing Conflict
                           This conference is motivated by the plight of people fleeing conflict, attempting to reach Europe, and more specifically, the UK. How does the UK government…
  • Jan 17

    Reminder! Write On! Gender on the Bench Conference

    Reminder! Write On! Gender on the Bench Conference
    PluriCourts/IntLawGrrls are pleased to send a reminder of the call for papers for our conference on Gender on the Bench scheduled in the Hague January 2018.   At present, women judges make up an average of 17% of international…
Rank this Week: 40

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Jan 12

    The President-Elect's Conflicts Plan

    The President-Elect's Conflicts Plan
    The President-Elect and his lawyers at Morgan Lewis have released a plan that purports to address the conflicts of interest arising out of his various business ventures (hereinafter “the Plan”). Although I believe that the Plan…
  • Nov 30

    On Trump and Divestment

    On Trump and Divestment
    I, like many, am very concerned that the President-Elect's business interests will interfere with the performance of his duties as President. While Trump may sincerely believe that the conflicts of interests posed by his sprawling business…
  • Nov 28

    Salyzyn asks, "American Legal Ethics: Federalized, Privatized...Commercialized?"

    Salyzyn asks, "American Legal Ethics: Federalized, Privatized...Commercialized?"
    Last this week, Professor Amy Salyzyn published a Jotwell review of my recent essay, The Commercialization of Legal Ethics. I’m grateful that she read it, and I hope her review encourages you to read it as well. She says:…
Rank this Week: 41

Maryland Injury Lawsuit…

Maryland Injury Lawsuit Information Center

Covers medical malpractice, personal injury verdicts, truck accidents, and uninsured motorists. By Miller & Zois, LLC.

http://www.marylandinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 5

    Miller & Zois Helps Create New Nursing Home Law in Maryland

    Miller & Zois Helps Create New Nursing Home Law in Maryland
    Our primary focus at Miller & Zois is to further the interest of our clients by maximizing the value of their injury or wrongful death claims.  But it is also an absolute joy when we can be a part of changing Maryland law that helps…
  • Aug 5

    Miller & Zois Helps Create New Nursing Home Law in Maryland

    Miller & Zois Helps Create New Nursing Home Law in Maryland
    Our primary focus at Miller & Zois is to further the interest of our clients by maximizing the value of their injury or wrongful death claims.  But it is also an absolute joy when we can be a part of changing Maryland law that helps…
  • Jul 20

    Social Host Drunk Driving in Maryland | New Law

    Social Host Drunk Driving in Maryland | New Law
    I’ve complained to you (all 14 of you) for years about Maryland’s ridiculous refusal to adopt dram shop laws to allow lawsuits against bars and restaurants who knowingly serve drunk people who then go out and hurt of kill someone.…
Rank this Week: 42

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Jan 18

    Not Exactly a Netflix Tax: Where Canada Stands on a Digital Sales Tax

    Not Exactly a Netflix Tax: Where Canada Stands on a Digital Sales Tax
    The CBC's report that the Canadian government is considering extending goods and services sales taxes to foreign-based digital services has sparked yet another round of articles and coverage of a possible "Netflix tax." Some Conservative MPs…
  • Jan 10

    Why Canada’s Simultaneous Substitution Policy Should Face Cancellation

    Why Canada’s Simultaneous Substitution Policy Should Face Cancellation
    With the Super Bowl only a few weeks away, an unusual coalition comprised of the National Football League, Bell Media, Canadian advertisers, and an actors’ union have launched a full lobbying blitz aimed at overturning a 2015 ruling…
  • Dec 22

    Historic or Immaterial?: Making Sense of the CRTC Ruling on Broadband Access as a Basic Service

    Historic or Immaterial?: Making Sense of the CRTC Ruling on Broadband Access as a Basic Service
    The CRTC released its much anticipated Talk Broadband ruling yesterday, declaring Internet access a universal service objective, shifting the local voice service subsidy to the Internet, and setting much-improved speed targets of 50 Mbps…
Rank this Week: 43

IPBiz

IPBiz

Intellectual property news affecting business and everyday life. From patent lawyer Lawrence B. Ebert.

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 16

    The Crowley copying considered in context

    The Crowley copying considered in context
    In the context of a post about Monica Crowley [ Why plagiarism took down Monica Crowley, Trump’s pick for a top national security post ], one commenter statedI am conservative and I like Monica, but I hate plagiarism. I had a similar…
  • Jan 16

    CRISPR, intellectual property, and Latour

    CRISPR, intellectual property, and Latour
    Further to the IPBiz post Politics in the academia of intellectual property? , one notes that Professor Lemley's reference to the lack of understanding by the transistor's inventors of the potential of the transistor appeared in several law…
  • Jan 16

    Politics in the academia of intellectual property?

    Politics in the academia of intellectual property?
    A post at PatentlyO on an article by Jonathan Barnett titled Has the Academy Led Patent Law Astray? produced some comments about Mark Lemley:I doubt that few within the patent academy are willing to ideologically challenge someone like Lemley…
Rank this Week: 44

ICT for Peacebuilding

ICT for Peacebuilding

Exploring the use of technology for conflict transformation, focusing on the use of information communications technology (ICT) for peacebuilding. From Sanjana Hattotuwa.

http://ict4peace.wordpress.com
  • Dec 19

    Corridors of Power: Constitutional Power and Architecture

    Corridors of Power: Constitutional Power and Architecture
    Delivered a short presentation today to the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom office in Colombo on ‘Corridors of Power’, an exhibition I curated with Channa Daswatta and Asanga Welikala that explores Sri Lanka’s…
  • Nov 30

    Fake news in Myanmar: Social Media verification workshop

    Fake news in Myanmar: Social Media verification workshop
    Cross-posted from the ICT4Peace Foundation website. ### An informal workshop on verifying news and information spread across social media was held recently at Phandeeyar in Yangon, Burma, led by the Foundation’s Special…
  • Nov 5

    President, PM, Parliament, MFA, Cabinet, Central Bank & News.lk: Searching via Google

    President, PM, Parliament, MFA, Cabinet, Central Bank & News.lk: Searching via Google
    Created a new Google custom search engine (after the reception to the first made yesterday) covering key government websites. Access it here. The search engine indexes everything on: President’s Media Division –…
Rank this Week: 45